Lambeth is a co-operative council (link) , so is 'obliged' to consult with its residents. As well as consulting them on the nature of the demolition and regeneration, should they not consult them on the initial decisions leading up to that? (from Lambeth's October 2014 Draft Principles for Estate Regeneration Lambeth Council is committed to … Continue reading Consultation Process – co-operative council
The EIA should have been done PRIOR to any decision about regeneration being entered into - i.e. BEFORE the estates were earmarked for regeneration. This is stated in Lambeth's own regeneration document 2012 IT IS ALREADY TOO LATE!
Knight’s Walk is a small part of the larger Cotton Gardens Estate in Kennington, and was designed by George Finch in the 1960s. Finch was an in-house architect at Lambeth whose other buildings include the Brixton recreation centre and Lambeth Towers. Not having any issues with costly refurbishment or any fundamental structural problems to begin … Continue reading Knights Walk: Background to Demoltion
Cressingham Gardens is a Lambeth council estate in the south of Brixton, bordering Brockwell Park. Among other things its design - built in 1968 by Lambeth architect Ted Hollamby - focused primarily on the estate’s relationship with the park, and on creating a set of spaces which encourage communal living. Together with 5 other estates … Continue reading Cressingham Gardens Estate: Background to Demolition
Architects for Social Housing (ASH) was set up in March 2015 in order to respond architecturally to London’s housing ‘crisis’. We are a Community Interest Company that organises working collectives of architects, urban designers, engineers, surveyors, planners, film-makers, photographers, artists, writers and housing campaigners for individual projects. Tailored to meet specific needs, these collectives operate with … Continue reading Manifesto